I am looking to deploy some new fileservers shortly running on either RELENG_6_2 or RELENG_6, these servers will have 16x500GB SATA drives running on a 3ware 9650 raid controller.
Ideally I would like this to be configured as a single large RAID5 or RAID6 array, however this leaves me problems with installing the OS. I can't use bsdlabel on a drive of this size as it has a 2TB limit, and as I understand it I can't use GPT and put the OS on there since the bootloader code isn't capable of booting from a GPT partition. At this point I'm assuming my only option is a separate small HD for the OS which can be partitioned using bsdlabel. Ideally I would rather not do this however as the server cases only have 16 drive bays so I'll have to sacrifice some capacity from the RAID in order to achieve this. Just want to make sure I am correctly understanding the limitations around what I want to do. Any comments/corrections to my line of thinking are welcome. Regards, Dominic Bishop _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"